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On behalf of the Australian Dancing Society we welcome you to our website. The ADS has a long and proud history and continues to lead the way providing a valuable service to the sport of dance nationally. The ADS has branches in all states of Australia and deliver in excess of 30 events nationally each year, whilst on the website be sure to check out the ADS Events coming up in your state. "Always aspiring" the ADS continues to incorporate new initiatives introducing "live streaming" of the full program at the ADS Australian DanceSport Championship. We hope that you enjoy this new service and value your feedback.

The ADS provides great benefits through the membership program including a wide array of discounts on events and services. We encourage you to get involved and join the Australian Dancing Society by becoming a member today and start enjoying the real benefits of membership when attending premier ADS events nationally.

Work is well under way to deliver another brilliant Australian DanceSport Championship which enters its 71st year at Hisense Arena, Melbourne Friday 9th, 10th & 11th December 2016. Please join us in celebrating the anniversary of Australia’s Premiere DanceSport event.



Ground Floor, Sports House
375 Albert Road
Albert Park, 3206

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All DanceSport photos on this website are supplied by courtesy of

Mark Gadsden from Dancesportphoto.net

Bereavement Notice.

On behalf of the Directors, Life Members and Members, it is with deep sadness that we have learnt of the passing of Doreen Costello in NDE. Doreen worked hard for ballroom/dancesport for over 25 years as General Secretary of SATD. She was a former member of the ADB. May she rest in peace.

Madeleine Zoanetti - President

Eulogy - Les Patchett

The Australian Dancing Society family extends sympathy to Julie Patchett and daughter on the passing of Les Patchett age 64 in Denmark.

Les was an Australian Champion and with Julie, he had a very successful career as competitors, Studio Principles and Coaches. Les has lived abroad for many years. He was the Foundation Executive member of the ADS branch in WA when it was first established.

May he rest in peace.